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Students develop fuel efficient mini bike

Students develop fuel efficient mini bike
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Two engineering students from Tirupati have proved that when necessity meets zeal, invention is born through their -'low cost-mileage mini-bike-'...

Engineering students of Tirupati design a stylish mini-bike that delivers 80 kmpl

Tirupati: Two engineering students from Tirupati have proved that when necessity meets zeal, invention is born through their 'low cost-mileage mini-bike' designed by them. The Annamacharya College of Science and Technology is abuzz with hectic activity as curious onlookers as well as students from other engineering colleges in and around Tirupati continue to pour-in to the college to have a look at the 'stylish' bike prototype designed by A Vamsi Kumar and G Srikath.

Both pursuing their third year mechanical engineering, Vamsi and Srikanth spent almost a month to design this prototype bike, procure the materials and parts required from Chennai and to assemble it. And their months long thought processes and hard work paid off as they were able to successfully assemble a 110 cc stylish mini bike with a sports look. Most importantly, the duo ensured they didn’t compromise on the road economy part for style, as the bike offers an amazing 80 kilometers per liter mileage, which is a rarity today.

Interacting with the Hans India at the campus on Monday, Vamsi and Srikanth said that the bike has a double silencer, single shock absorbers, self and kick start options, lights, horn and indicators like any other regular bike. The vrooming bike can touch a maximum speed of 60 kmph. The fuel tank attached to the bike has the maximum capacity to hold four litres of petrol.

While the students, principal and faculty of the college are all smiles at the new invention of A Vamsi, the boy say all wasn't so easy. Vamsi, son of G Anil Kumar, an autorickshaw driver was never bogged down by the financial difficulties of the family as his brother A Nagendra, a lathe work mechanic and his father supported him against all odds. The reason for this is the fact that the 110 Cc mini-bike is not the first invention of Vamsi Kumar.

A couple of years ago he had designed bicycle-altered bike, attached with a 70 cc engine, a silencer, clutch, brakes etc. The bicycle attached with a two-litres fuel tank in the form of a tube could travel at 60 kmph speed with a mileage of 80 kmpl. And this year's new 110 cc mini-bike is an improvisation of his mechanical engineering brains, observes VC Veera Reddy, principal of the engineering college.

Both Vamsi and Srikanth, who sweated it out to design the bike which won them accolades, attribute their success to the guidance of K Kumar – head of department (mechanical department, Prof. Srujana Kumari and MV Ashok Kumar Reddy of the MBA department. Vrooming around the college in his new mini-bike, both Vamsi and Srikath say they want to become automobile designers post graduation.

By:Sandeep Raghavan

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